I read with amusement of the whiny millennials suing the government over their possible harm caused by the byproducts of burning fossil fuels in power plants.
I should probably sue for physical and psychological harm caused by growing up in the atomic age. As a child, I had to do the famous, and at the time not funny, “duck and cover” at school. I grew up knowing what an air raid siren sounded like and what the various tones and intervals meant.
The Civil Defense symbol meant air raid shelter and possible safety. I should sue the U.S. government for developing the atomic bomb even though it is possible it is the reason I am alive. My father was in the Pacific heading for the invasion of mainland Japan. I wonder how much radioactive fallout from above ground nuclear tests in the 1940s and ’50s has affected me.
Fossil fuels have been burned in power plants for over a hundred years. Maybe there is correlation to global warming. But one thing is certain. A nuclear blast is going to be a much bigger problem. Try living with that idea for 68 years.